Since the code is getting longer and longer, I am interested how I can do proper debugging.
What I have learnt so far is:
root.cern.ch/phpBB2/viewtopic.ph … ight=debug
Compiling ROOT in debug mode worked wonders, since I was able to trace a segmentation fault to a specific line (function name + function line).
Valgrind is as far as I know recommend for the search of memory leaks:
proved useful while using CMSSW.
I followed the How To on gbd but every time I attached gdb to the ROOT process it froze.
However, I would like to debug my ROOT applications/analysis code properly:
Setting break points and viewing the values of the variables at them.
(and of course preferably do it in a GUI)
So my question is:
What are you using to debug your ROOT code?
Are there free (or commercial) tools out there which can make my life easier?
I am also interested if there is a possibility to include ROOT libraries/header files in your code and then compile it as a stand alone application with ROOT integrated (Discussion here), but it seems it is not the case.
For ‘normal’ C++ code there are plenty of tools out there.
BTW: I’m currently working with Eclipse, but would switch if there is something better.